I am a visual artist and an art educator. I live and work in West Wales. My art practice is split between two distinct practices, painting and installation.
The most recent large projects have focussed on the movements of people through migration, tourism, colonisation and escapism. The people of these movements do not feature in the artwork and aspects of their culture appear abandoned or displayed as if in a museum. My installations are often characterised by his use of the repeat found object such as: mobile phones, castle stones, tourist artefacts and disposable lighters.
My painting practice features obsessive repetitive imagery and is generated through compulsive actions. The imagery and method are in part an exploration of my own mental health issues and psychology. Often the works employ the Dadaist concept of chance, combining found imagery and materials to form collages and accumulations.
Technically, my paintings span from gestural works quickly executed in liquid acrylic ink to works that have been reworked and overpainted in impasto acrylic and scrutinised for their formal qualities.
Titles for the works are typically found in the time that the paintings are made and are taken from popular music, religious pamphlets or overheard conversations.
CV & Education
Qualifications and training
2014/16 - PGCE Post 16, Pembrokeshire College, Haverfordwest
2012 - Canolradd - Welsh Intermediate, Swansea University, Haverfordwest
2008 - MA Fine Art, Cardiff School Art, UWIC, Cardiff
1994 - BA (Hons) Fine Art, Liverpool School of Art, JMLU, Liverpool
2015 - The Road to New York, Oriel y Parc, St. Davids, Pembs
2015 - The Road to New York, g39, Cardiff
2013 - Empire Kiosk, British Museum
2012 - Empire Kiosk, Chapter, Arcadecardiff & Oriel Q, Cardiff & Narberth
2010 - Interdomestic planetary, Oriel Q, Queens hall gallery,, Narberth, Pembs
2009 - The Tourist, Warpool Court Hotel, St. Davids, Pembs
2007 - Brightness, luminance and confusion, My house, 22 St. James Street, Narberth, Pembs
2015 - BLAST Aberafan, Port Talbot
2013 - Nepotism, Made in Roath, Cardiff
2010 - All Systems Go!, Departure Gallery, Trident Trading estate, London
2010 - Project Ten, Wales Millenium Centre, Cardiff
2008 - BOSSANOVA, tactileBOSCH, Cardiff
2002 - Skipart, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool
2015 - Artist in Residence, Oriel y Parc, St. Davids, Pembrokeshire
2010 - Cerbyd, on the bus, Around Wales
2007 - Flotsam and Jetsam, Farms For City Children, Treginnis, St. Davids